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Houston County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 1,230.9 square miles
Population Density 19.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 22,911
Population change -3.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.1%
Under 18 19.2%
65 and over 20.6%
Females 46.8%
White 71.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 10.9
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 26.1%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 81%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.8%
Veterans 2,109
Households and Housing
Households 7,889
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.5%
Median household income $33,119
The per capita income $19,090
Live below the poverty line. 19.7%
housing units 11,477
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $74,300
Residents owning their homes. 71.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,597
Women-owned firms 23.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $159,279
Retail sales per capita $7,027
Manufacturers shipments $265,384
Merchant wholesaler sales $39,066